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#TourismMonth: Sharing data. What does the future hold for the travel industry?

Seamless travel and personalisation are two trends that are predicted to continue to disrupt the travel industry in the next decade, according to Amadeus' latest study...

By Jannine Adams 19 Sep 2017

Tourism business performance sees decline but it's not all doom and gloom

“The decline we have experienced recently in business performance has the potential to be temporary if the sector, as a collective unit, takes up the challenge to address the..."

19 Sep 2017

City's big-spending visitors contribute to the tourism economy

Experiential tourism is providing more than just kicks for visitors, it's also spreading tourism rands wider across the destination...

By Avukile Mabombo 19 Sep 2017

#TourismMonth: Open skies, more business travel means a stronger Africa

As we celebrate Tourism Month, there's an opportunity for us to acknowledge what achieving open skies in Africa would mean for the business community and business travel in general...

By Oz Desai 18 Sep 2017

#InnovationMonth: Mobile, the future of guest engagement

With the use of smartphones to book hotel rooms increasing significantly over the past years, Ankerdata has partnered with ConnectHotel to bring SA a customised mobile concierge and booking application...

By Cari Coetzee 15 Sep 2017

Foodies meet #Brewfood - Beerhouse launches new menu and food trend

Remember a time before craft beer? Strange to think that only a few years back, your local beer options were pretty much Castle or Black Label. Now beers come artfully packaged and flavoured with anything from cinnamon to pineapple...

By Ruth Cooper 14 Sep 2017

Exploring Kenya's Masai Mara through the eyes of a hotelier

Kenya boasts of diverse destinations that remain major attractions for tourists from across the world. From the classic wildlife safaris

By Josephine Wawira 14 Sep 2017

South African Concierges Conference 2017 puts focus on bleisure trend

"This phenomenon is becoming a trend globally and with so much South Africa has to offer, the bleisure experiences market is poised for growth."

11 Sep 2017

#TourismMonth: Tread the right way to tackle over-tourism

Over-tourism has become a major problem throughout Europe. Diversifying the tourism experience away from the crowds is key to solving tourism overcrowding...

6 Sep 2017

Trends driving growth in tourism and travel in Africa

At the 41st Annual World Tourism Conference in Kigali, Rwanda, Euromonitor International revealed the key trends shaping travel and tourism in Africa.

29 Aug 2017

Cape Town Tourism one of the top 25 tourism websites in the world

The site's user experience is outstanding, and that use of rich content such as video and tapping into global travel trends are what contribute to the site's success...

By Enver Duminy 22 Aug 2017

Turbulence ahead for travellers in 2017

South Africans will continue to enjoy low airfares and access to value-for money destinations, but, make no mistake, the struggling economy means there is turbulence ahead for travellers in 2017...

By Andrew Stark 20 Jan 2017

#BizTrends2017: All-inclusive holidays, snowy destinations trending for SA travellers

We spoke to Lesego Matabane, marketing manager for Club Med South Africa, about South African travellers and their habits...

20 Jan 2017

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